Noun Acetylcholinesterase Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acetylcholinesterase

Pronunciation:

/ˌasɪtʌɪlˌkəʊlɪnˈɛstəreɪz//ˌasɪtɪlˌkəʊlɪnˈɛstəreɪz/

Definition:
1.

noun

An enzyme that causes rapid hydrolysis of acetylcholine. Its action serves to stop excitation of a nerve after transmission of an impulse.
  1. 'An early favorite target was the vital enzyme acetylcholinesterase, required for hydrolysis of acetylcholine at neuromuscular junctions, and it has been exploited by agrochemical companies in a spectacular manner.'
  2. 'Sage oil inhibits an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase, whose normal job is to break down the chemical messenger acetylcholine.'


noun, Biochemistry.

1. an enzyme that hydrolyzes the neurotransmitter acetylcholine: its action is blocked by nerve gases and certain drugs.


Examples:

"acetylcholinesterases can be without diagnoses."
"acetylcholinesterases can be in people/places/organizations."
"acetylcholinesterases can be in brains."


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